When you first get PIPPIN it may need charging up. Make sure PIPPIN is turned off and plug the charger into the socket at the end. Plug the charger into the mains socket and turn the socket on. PIPPIN's green light on top will come on and PIPPIN will sing and bopbeep at you.

Leave PIPPIN like this until the green light goes out. This will take about 12 hours. See here for further details of charging PIPPIN up. Turn the mains off, unplug the charger from the mains and unplug the charger from PIPPIN.

To test that PIPPIN is working well, put PIPPIN on a clean flat hard surface such as a vinyl tile floor and press these buttons in this order:-






PIPPIN should go forwards, pause, turn left, turn right, turn left, go backwards, flash its lights and play a tune.

PIPPIN works best on a hard smooth clean surface. A sheet of paper on a tabletop is ideal.